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Latch Breastfeeding Support, Classes in Savannah

Saturday, August 13th, 2022

International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) are available @ Latch Breastfeeding Support in Savannah to help with your infant feeding needs.  

Yes, trusted breastfeeding support is available in the Savannah area!

Since 2015 Latch has worked closely with Savannah-area families, physicians, and other health and wellness practitioners.  They strive to provide information regarding infant feeding behavior and the principles of milk supply, along with safe bottle and formula feeding practices. 

The goal of Latch is to address the confusion that often surrounds infant feeding so that you can meet your feeding goals, enjoy your early months of parenthood, and nourish your baby.

Whether you are exclusively breast breeding, bottle feeding, or a combination of both – the IBCLCs at Latch are here to help, from the early days and throughout your journey.

Latch’s services include: prenatal and postpartum group classes as well as one-on-one feeding consultations – both breast and bottle – once baby has arrived.

Book an appointment online or check your insurance coverage here.

Contact Latch @ 912-306-4619 or via email: hello@latchsav.com

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SouthCoast Health: Clearing the Confusion on Breastfeeding 

Thursday, August 4th, 2022
SouthCoast Health’s Nurse Practitioner Lactation Specialist Haley Dickerson

SouthCoast Health breast-feeding support

Breastfeeding can be hard, especially for new mothers.

SouthCoast Health’s Nurse Practitioner Lactation Specialist Haley Dickerson aims to help guide mothers who are considering breastfeeding. Dickerson answers a few of the questions here commonly asked in her office including: why is breastfeeding so important; what’s the process for new moms to get started breastfeeding; what are some of the biggest challenges new mothers face.

Learn more here.

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SouthCoast Health Nurse Practitioner Lactation Specialist answers breastfeeding questions

Saturday, August 7th, 2021

SouthCoast Health Breastfeeding Savannah lactation consultant

According to the American Academy Pediatrics Journal, while many mothers initiate breastfeeding, only 29 percent of babies are breastfed during their first 12 months.

Learn more here. 

Breastfeeding can be hard, especially for new mothers. Pair that with the fact that it can often be difficult to find trusted information and medical professionals to aid in the process, it’s no wonder many moms turn to formula.

SouthCoast Health’s Nurse Practitioner Lactation Specialist Haley Dickerson in Savannah wants to change that.

To help guide mothers who are considering breastfeeding, Dickerson answers a few commonly asked breastfeeding questions here.

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SouthCoast Health Nurse Practitioner Lactation Specialist answers breastfeeding questions

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

SouthCoast Health Breastfeeding Savannah lactation consultant

According to the American Academy Pediatrics Journal, while many mothers initiate breastfeeding, only 29 percent of babies are breastfed during their first 12 months.

Breastfeeding can be hard, especially for new mothers. Pair that with the fact that it can often be difficult to find trusted information and medical professionals to aid in the process, it’s no wonder many moms turn to formula.

SouthCoast Health’s Nurse Practitioner Lactation Specialist Haley Dickerson in Savannah wants to change that.

To help guide mothers who are considering breastfeeding, Dickerson answers a few commonly asked breastfeeding questions here.

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(Savannah pediatricians) FREE Baby Basics Classes for Expectant Parents

Monday, August 19th, 2019

Baby Basics Savannah Pediatricians Pediatrics Pregnancy Classes

Pediatric Associates of Savannah offers newborn care and education classes to expectant families.

Join Pediatric Associates for a fun class that will teach you all about what to expect after the birth of your child and provide you with information to help you care for your new baby.

Dr. Brandy Gheesling, or one of Pediatric Associates other 10 board certified pediatricians, lead these monthly sessions.

Refreshments and a complimentary copy of “Baby Care Anywhere,” which was written by the practice’s own Dr. Ben Spitalnick, will be provided.

Topics include:
Before baby comes
What to expect in the hospital
Office visits with your pediatrician
Feeding your baby
Sleep guidelines
Infant behavior
Immunizations & medications
Common concerns

Classes are free to expectant couples, but registration is required as space is limited.

Classes are offered on the first Thursday of each month at 6PM @ the practice’s main office (4600 Waters Ave, Savannah, GA).

To register, please call (912) 355-2462 or email babybasics@pedsav.com.

Upcoming Baby Basics classes:

Thurs. Dec. 5 2019, 6-7PM

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About Pediatric Associates of Savannah

New to the area & in need of a pediatrician? Pediatric Associates of Savannah has offices in Savannah, the Islands and Pooler. Learn more here.

Stay connected with Pediatric Associates of Savannah & informed about children’s health news, but ‘liking’ Pediatric Associates of Savannah on Facebook here.

Pediatric Associates of Savannah, 4600 Waters Ave, Suite 100 Savannah, 31404-6702, (912) 355-2462, www.pedsav.com On Facebook here.  Pediatric Associates of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

(Savannah pediatricians) FREE Baby Basics Classes for Expectant Parents

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Baby Basics Savannah Pediatricians Pediatrics Pregnancy Classes

Pediatric Associates of Savannah offers newborn care and education classes to expectant families.

Join Pediatric Associates for a fun class that will teach you all about what to expect after the birth of your child and provide you with information to help you care for your new baby.

Dr. Brandy Gheesling, or one of Pediatric Associates other 10 board certified pediatricians, lead these monthly sessions.

Refreshments and a complimentary copy of “Baby Care Anywhere,” which was written by the practice’s own Dr. Ben Spitalnick, will be provided.

Topics include:
Before baby comes
What to expect in the hospital
Office visits with your pediatrician
Feeding your baby
Sleep guidelines
Infant behavior
Immunizations & medications
Common concerns

Classes are free to expectant couples, but registration is required as space is limited.

Classes are offered on the first Thursday of each month at 6PM @ the practice’s main office (4600 Waters Ave, Savannah, GA).

To register, please call (912) 355-2462 or email babybasics@pedsav.com.

Upcoming Baby Basics classes:

Thurs. Oct. 3 2019, 6-7PM

Thurs. Nov. 7 2019, 6-7PM

Thurs. Dec. 5 2019, 6-7PM

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About Pediatric Associates of Savannah

New to the area & in need of a pediatrician? Pediatric Associates of Savannah has offices in Savannah, the Islands and Pooler. Learn more here.

Stay connected with Pediatric Associates of Savannah & informed about children’s health news, but ‘liking’ Pediatric Associates of Savannah on Facebook here.

Pediatric Associates of Savannah, 4600 Waters Ave, Suite 100 Savannah, 31404-6702, (912) 355-2462, www.pedsav.com On Facebook here.  Pediatric Associates of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FREE Baby Basics classes @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

Pediatricians Savannah Attention expectant Savannah parents: FREE Baby Care Basics classes are offered @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah.

Free to expectant families, come join Dr. Chintak B. Patel @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah (pictured here).

“Baby Basics” classes are offered the first Thursday of each month @ 6PM. To register, please call our office at (912) 355-2462 or send an email to babybasics@pedsav.com.

FREE to expectant families (but reservations requested). This month hosted by Dr Patel (expecting his first child soon, too.). Held after office hours, usually the first Thursday of each month, at the Waters Ave location.. Space will be limited, so to register or for more information about the class please email BabyBasics@pedsav.com.

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Pediatric Associates Savannah pediatricians

New to the area & in need of a pediatrician? Pediatric Associates of Savannah has offices in Savannah, the Islands and Pooler. Learn more here.

Stay connected with Pediatric Associates of Savannah & informed about children’s health news, but ‘liking’ Pediatric Associates of Savannah on Facebook here.

Pediatric Associates of Savannah, 4600 Waters Ave, Suite 100 Savannah, 31404-6702, (912) 355-2462, www.pedsav.com On Facebook here.  Pediatric Associates of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

(Savannah pediatricians) Your exclusive Q&A with baby expert @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Savannah pediatricians

Here’s your chance to have an exclusive Q&A with Savannah pediatrician Dr. Chintak B. Patel @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah.

Follow this link to submit your question for the chance to have it answered by Dr. Patel.

On Aug. 29, check back on the SouthernMamas Facebook page for the video of Dr. Patel answering your questions. The video with answers to your questions will also be spotlighted in the SouthernMamas.com Weekly e-letter to our subscribers on Wed. Aug. 29.

Pediatric Associates of Savannah, 4600 Waters Ave, Suite 100 Savannah, 31404-6702, (912) 355-2462, www.pedsav.com On Facebook here.  Pediatric Associates of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

 

(Savannah pediatricians) Safe Sleep Tips for Babies

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

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We appreciate the Safe Sleep post by Savannah pediatrician Dr Brandy Gheesling on the Pediatric Associates of Savannah web site here.

Dr. Gheesling writes: “As I prepare for the arrival of my third child, I have been busy getting everything together for the nursery. There are so many different gadgets and sleeping devices available, so I thought it would be a good time to review what the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) currently recommends for safe sleep. “

“Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the unexplained death of a seemingly healthy baby less than 1 year of age that usually occurs while they are sleeping.  Sadly, per the AAP Policy Statement on SIDS published in 2016, “Approximately 3,500 infants die annually in the US from sleep related deaths, including SIDS and accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed.”   

Dr. Gheesling reminds us that parents’ behaviors and health can also affect our baby’s SIDS risk.

“Parents should avoid smoke exposure, alcohol, and illicit drug use during pregnancy and after birth.Pregnant women should obtain regular and early prenatal careBreastfeeding is recommended and has been shown to reduce the risk of SIDS by 50% if the baby is exclusively breastfed for the first month of life,” writes Dr. Gheesling.

Read Dr. Gheesling’s Safe Sleep post in its entirety here.

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(Savannah pediatricians) SouthernMamas Exclusive Q&A with Pediatric Associates of Savannah

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

You asked and baby expert Dr. Brandy Gheesling has answered!

Thank you for submitting your questions to our Pediatric Associates of Savannah Q&A.

Here’s the video of Dr. Gheesling answering questions submitted by SouthernMamas.com readers.

Pediatric Associates of Savannah, 4600 Waters Ave, Suite 100 Savannah, 31404-6702, (912) 355-2462, www.pedsav.com On Facebook here.  Pediatric Associates of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

SouthernMamas Exclusive Q&A with Pediatric Associates

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Pediatricians Savannah

We’re excited to kick off our partnership with Pediatric Associates to offer you an exclusive Q&A opportunity.

Follow this link to submit your question for the chance to have it answered by baby expert Dr. Brandy Gheesling.

On Aug. 1, check back on the SouthernMamas Facebook page for the video of Dr. Gheesling answering your questions!

Pediatric Associates of Savannah, 4600 Waters Ave, Suite 100 Savannah, 31404-6702, (912) 355-2462, www.pedsav.com On Facebook here.  Pediatric Associates of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Free “Baby Basics” class for expectant parents @ Pediatrics Associates of Savannah

Sunday, July 8th, 2018

Savannah pediatricians Baby Basics

Attention expectant parents.

Pediatrics Associates of Savannah invites you to a free “Baby Basics” class at 6PM Thursday July 12 2018.

This class is FREE to expectant families (but reservations requested).

Come join Dr Brandy Gheesling (pictured here). Held after office hours the first Thursday of each month, at the Waters Ave location. Space will be limited, so to register or for more information about the class please email BabyBasics@pedsav.com or call  (912) 355-2462.

Classes are offered on the first Thursday of each month at 6pm at Pediatrics Associates of Savannah main office (4600 Waters Ave, Savannah, GA).

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New Pediatric Associates Web site

Pediatric Associates of Savannah has a brand new and improved Web site! Check it out at pedsav.com.

New to the area & in need of a pediatrician? Pediatric Associates of Savannah has offices in Savannah, the Islands and Pooler. Learn more here.

Stay connected with Pediatric Associates of Savannah & informed about children’s health news, by ‘liking’ Pediatric Associates of Savannah on Facebook here.

Pediatric Associates of Savannah, 4600 Waters Ave, Suite 100 Savannah, 31404-6702, (912) 355-2462, www.pedsav.comOn Facebook here.  Pediatric Associates of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

FREE Baby Basics classes @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Baby classes Pregnant Parents Parenting ClassAttention expectant Savannah parents: FREE Baby Care Basics classes are offered @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah.

Free to expectant families, come join Dr Brandy Gheesling (pictured here) or one of Pediatric Associates of Savannah’s other 8 Board Certified Pediatricians.

Classes are held after office hours the first Thursday of each month. The next class is this Thurs. March  2 2017 @ 6PM.

Space will be limited, so to register or for more information about the class please email BabyBasics@pedsav.com.

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New to the area & in need of a pediatrician? Pediatric Associates of Savannah has offices in Savannah, the Islands and Pooler. Learn more here.

Stay connected with Pediatric Associates of Savannah & informed about children’s health news, but ‘liking’ Pediatric Associates of Savannah on Facebook here.

Pediatric Associates of Savannah, 4600 Waters Ave, Suite 100 Savannah, 31404-6702, (912) 355-2462, www.pedsav.com On Facebook here.  Pediatric Associates of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Adventures in Parenting @ Babies “R” Us Savannah, Oct. 15

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Baby Car Seat Advice Breast Feeding Savannah

You’re invited to Adventures in Parenting Sat. Oct. 15  2016 @ Babies “R” Us in Savannah, 1-3PM.

Bright Life Chiropractic‘s Dr. Jared Brown will offer insight on “How to Select the Right Car Seat for Your Baby.”

Dar a Luz Women’s Health Services Certified Midwife Meka Hall also will be there to offer breastfeeding advice.

Babies “R” Us
7400 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA 31406
1-3PM Sat. Oct. 15 2016

Bright Life Chiropractic, www.brightlifechiropractic.com, 912-777-3717. On Facebook here. Bright Life Chiropractic is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Adventures in Parenting @ Babies “R” Us Savannah, Sept. 24

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Parenting workshop Savannah Babies R Us

 

 

You’re invited to Adventures in Parenting this Sat. Sept. 24 2016 @ Babies “R” Us in Savannah, 1-3PM.

Bright Life Chiropractic‘s Dr. Jared Brown will offer insight on your baby’s spine.

Dar a Luz Women’s Health Services Certified Midwife Meka Hall also will be there to offer breastfeeding advice.

Babies “R” Us
7400 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA 31406
1-3PM Sat. Aug. 27 2016

Bright Life Chiropractic, www.brightlifechiropractic.com, 912-777-3717. On Facebook here. Bright Life Chiropractic is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Memorial Health’s free Mommy Mail program for pregnant & new parents

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

Pregnancy support Savannah Memorial Health

Attention new & expectant parents.

Memorial Health’s free email program – Mommy Mail – for expectant and new parents includes customized information, news and resources tailored to your specific stage of pregnancy and/or your child’s age—as well as announcements from their staff and access to support information—all conveniently delivered right to you.

Details here. 

As you prepare for childbirth and caring for your new baby, this program allows Memorial Health staff to touch base with you by email each week to make sure you have additional support on your journey into parenthood.

Sign up here or text mommymail to 313131

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FREE Baby Basics classes @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Baby classes Pregnant Parents Parenting ClassAttention expectant Savannah parents: FREE Baby Care Basics classes are offered @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah.

Free to expectant families, come join Dr Brandy Gheesling or one of Pediatric Associates of Savannah’s other 8 Board Certified Pediatricians.

Classes are held after office hours the first Thursday of each month. The next class is this Thurs. Sept. 1 2016 @ 6PM.

Space will be limited, so to register or for more information about the class please email BabyBasics@pedsav.com.

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New to the area & in need of a pediatrician? Pediatric Associates of Savannah has offices in Savannah, the Islands and Pooler. Learn more here.

Stay connected with Pediatric Associates of Savannah & informed about children’s health news, but ‘liking’ Pediatric Associates of Savannah on Facebook here.

Pediatric Associates of Savannah, 4600 Waters Ave, Suite 100 Savannah, 31404-6702, (912) 355-2462, www.pedsav.com On Facebook here.  Pediatric Associates of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Free “Baby Basics” class for expectant parents @ Pediatrics Associates of Savannah

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Savannah pediatricians Baby Basics Attention expectant parents.

Pediatrics Associates of Savannah invites you to a free “Baby Basics” class Thursday Aug. 4 at 6PM.

This class is FREE to expectant families (but reservations requested).

Come join Dr Brandy Gheesling (pictured here) or one of Pediatrics Associates other 9 Board Certified Pediatricians.

Held after office hours the first Thursday of each month, at the Waters Ave location. Space will be limited, so to register or for more information about the class please email BabyBasics@pedsav.com.

More info here. 

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New to the area & in need of a pediatrician? Pediatric Associates of Savannah has offices in Savannah, the Islands and Pooler. Learn more here.

Stay connected with Pediatric Associates of Savannah & informed about children’s health news, by ‘liking’ Pediatric Associates of Savannah on Facebook here.

Pediatric Associates of Savannah, 4600 Waters Ave, Suite 100 Savannah, 31404-6702, (912) 355-2462, www.pedsav.comOn Facebook here.  Pediatric Associates of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser  

Memorial Health’s free Mommy Mail program for pregnant & new parents

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Mommy Mail Breastfeeding Memorial Health

Attention new & expectant parents.

Memorial Health’s free email program – Mommy Mail – for expectant and new parents includes customized information, news and resources tailored to your specific stage of pregnancy and/or your child’s age—as well as announcements from their staff and access to support information—all conveniently delivered right to you.

As you prepare for childbirth and caring for your new baby, this program allows Memorial Health staff to touch base with you by email each week to make sure you have additional support on your journey into parenthood.

Sign up here or text mommymail to 313131

Memorial Health is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Free ebook: Baby Care Anywhere by Savannah pediatricians Ben Spitalnick & Keith Seibert

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Baby Care Anywhere Savannah pediatricians Baby Care Anywhere – by Savannah pediatricians Ben Spitalnick and Keith Seibert- is now available as an eBook for free.

The eBook version of Baby Care Anywhere is currently FREE with any shopAAP purchase!

So now you can buy this award-winning paper book as a gift, and keep the eBook for yourself!

Simply go to shop.aap.org and use promo code BABYCARE at checkout.

This freebie ends August 15, 2016. It’s good to share!

New 7:30AM walk-in visits now offered @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

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Pediatric Associates of Savannah is now offering new 7:30AM WALK-IN visits at their Waters Ave location, Monday through Friday.

Starting Mon. May 9 2016, Pediatric Associates of Savannah’s Main Office on Waters avenue will be open for walk in sick patients, no appointment necessary, starting at 7:30AM.

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For expectant parents

FREE “Baby Basics” classes @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah

Classes will be the first Thursday of each month at 6PM at the Waters Avenue office and will taught by Dr Brandy Gheesling.

Free to expectant couples, but space is limited so registration is required. Email BabyBasics@pedsav.com to register or for more info.

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New to the area & in need of a pediatrician? Pediatric Associates of Savannah has offices in Savannah, the Islands and Pooler. Learn more here.

Stay connected with Pediatric Associates of Savannah & informed about children’s health news, but ‘liking’ Pediatric Associates of Savannah on Facebook here.

Pediatric Associates of Savannah, 4600 Waters Ave, Suite 100 Savannah, 31404-6702, (912) 355-2462, www.pedsav.com On Facebook here.  Pediatric Associates of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser  

FREE Baby Basics classes @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Free Baby Basics classes in Savannah FREE Baby Care Basics classes are back @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah.

Free to expectant families, come join Dr Brandy Gheesling or one of Pediatric Associates of Savannah’s other 9 Board Certified Pediatricians.

Classes are held after office hours the first Thursday of each month.

Space will be limited, so to register or for more information about the class please email BabyBasics@pedsav.com.

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New to the area & in need of a pediatrician? Pediatric Associates of Savannah has offices in Savannah, the Islands and Pooler. Learn more here.

Stay connected with Pediatric Associates of Savannah & informed about children’s health news, but ‘liking’ Pediatric Associates of Savannah on Facebook here.

Pediatric Associates of Savannah, 4600 Waters Ave, Suite 100 Savannah, 31404-6702, (912) 355-2462, www.pedsav.comOn Facebook here.  Pediatric Associates of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser  

 

La Leche League of Georgia statewide conference, Nov. 6-8, Jekyll Is., Ga.

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

­ La Leche League of Georgia statewide conference, LLLove and Growth: Celebrating 50 Years, Nov. 6-­8, 2015, Jekyll Island, Ga

Register now for La Leche League of Georgia 2015 Breastfeeeding & Parenting Statewide Conference on Jekyll Island, Ga.

Parent and healthcare provider sessions will be offered.

Leche League of Georgia will hold its statewide conference, LLLove and Growth: Celebrating 50 Years, on Nov. 6­-8, 2015, on Jekyll Island, Ga.

The conference features infant sleep expert Dr. James McKenna. His opening session will discuss “Biological Origins of Humankind’s Oldest and Most Successful Feeding and Sleeping Arrangement” (CERP).

Register here. 

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Breastfeeding, early childhood development, and parenting will be among the many topics covered during the conference. Continuing education credits will be offered to professional healthcare providers, and other sessions will offer support and enrichment for Georgia La Leche League Leaders and Leader Applicants.

Several hundred parents, children and healthcare providers plan to attend the conference to hear notable breastfeeding experts.

Featured speakers include Dr. James McKenna, Director of the Mother­Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame. McKenna, author of Sleeping with Your Baby: A Parents’ Guide to Cosleeping, is recognized as the world’s leading authority on mother­infant cosleeping in relation to breastfeeding and SIDS.

Other experts, including Dawn Burke, Associate Professional Liaison Administrator for La Leche League of Georgia, who will present a session on the La Leche League Leader’s role in custody situations, will present the latest information on healthcare issues related to breastfeeding.

Subjects to be covered in this healthcare provider seminar include::
● Updates and most recent recommendations in positioning
● Ankyloglossia, also known as “tongue tie”
● Access to breastfeeding support in Georgia
● Meeting the needs of the African­American community

Popular parenting sessions will include discussions on working with your healthcare provider for
breastfeeding success, breastfeeding after returning to work, the mechanics of milk supply,
breast reduction surgery and breastfeeding, weaning, early childhood education, gentle
discipline, the importance of mother’s significant other, and ways to use herbs and natural
cleaning solutions in the home.

La Leche League of Georgia has been providing information, education, and support to the
breastfeeding families of our area since 1963. All members of the breastfeeding community are
welcomed to attend to develop their skills, deepen their understanding of the many variations of
normal, strengthen their foundations of friendship, and foster respectful collaboration.

Registration and complete conference session offerings and information can be found here.

About La Leche League

La Leche League (LLL) is a nonprofit, nonpolitical, and nonsectarian organization recognized as an authority on breastfeeding around the world. LLL’s mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother­to­mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.

For more information, click here. On Facebook here. 

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World Breastfeeding Month: How working moms can successfully breastfeed

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Memorial Health lactation services breastfeedingReturning to work is a major factor in derailing many moms’ breastfeeding plans. The good news is that women and their employers can take some simple steps to support successful breastfeeding and, ultimately, healthier babies.

Wendy Nichols Memorial Health Savannah lactation consultant

Wendy Nichols, R.N., a board-certified lactation consultant

Wendy Nichols, R.N., a board-certified lactation consultant at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, says a robust milk supply that can last must be well established early on. It should start during the first 60 minutes after birth.

A few weeks before returning to work, mothers may begin expressing some extra milk every day and freezing it. Milk stored in containers designed for breast milk can be frozen for at least three months in a refrigerator freezer, and twice that long in a deep freeze.

Finally, the Affordable Care Act requires employers to provide “reasonable break time” for an employee to express breast milk, as well as a private location (other than a bathroom) for milk expression.

For a list of resources for breastfeeding moms, visit women.memorialhealth.com or call 912-350-8164.

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